L.A. County has upgraded from polling places to Vote Centers. Voters now have the option to cast a ballot in-person at any Vote Center in the County. Vote Centers look and feel like polling places, but provide additional modern features to make voting easy and convenient.
A full list of Vote Centers for the March 3 Presidential Primary Election can be found by clicking the link below:
Having a single day to vote in-person is now a thing of the past. Voters in L.A. County will now have 11 consecutive days to vote in-person at any Vote Center Countywide.
Vote Centers for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election will be open from February 22 through March 3.
Voters can go to ANY Vote Center in L.A. County
Claremont Vote Center Sites for March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election:
Please see links below to the LA COUNTY VOTE CENTERS locator map and list:
LOCATOR MAP - You can click on the red marker/icon and zoom in/out by scrolling for greater/lesser detail. If you type a street address in the “Search” field, a drop down menu will appear which allows you to select a preference. Click on your preferred selection, and the next screen will display the three closest sites above the map.
LIST OF SITES -The link for this list is beneath the locator map. There are 50 sites displayed at one time.
VOTE BY MAIL (VBM) DROP OFF LOCATIONS MAP - The Alexander Hughes Center and Claremont City Hall will be the VBM drop-off location in Claremont for this Election.
The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RRCC) will be mailing a booklet to all USPS residential patrons in the County (separate from the Official Sample Ballot) that will contain all vote center locations. Additionally, the RRCC is mailing information to all registered voters with VSAP information and the voter’s nearest vote center locations. The booklet and flyer will be out around Valentine’s Day.
Free Rides to Voting Centers
The Pomona Valley Transportation Authority (PVTA) is offering free rides to Claremont residents who need to get to the Voting Centers for the Presidential Primary Election. Free rides will be available from Claremont Dial-A-Ride and Get About. For more information, please contact PVTA at (909) 596-7664.
Vote by Mail Drop-Off at Hughes Center/City Hall
The City is participating in the Vote by Mail (VBM) drop-off program for the upcoming Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Ballot boxes are now available for the public to drop off their Vote by Mail ballots at the Hughes Center (1700 Danbury Road) and at City Hall (207 Harvard Avenue). VBM ballots may be dropped off now until the end of Election Day on March 3. The ballot boxes will be picked up and swapped with empty ballot boxes twice a week by the county.
VBM ballots can be dropped off at the Hughes Center during the following hours:
- Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- The drop-off will close at 4:30 p.m. on Election Day.
VBM ballots can be dropped off at City Hall during the following hours:
- Monday-Thursday, 7:00am to 6:00 p.m.
To request a VBM ballot, visit this link. For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (909) 399-5460.
Permanent Vote-By-Mail Status
Applying to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter means you will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot for every election at which you are eligible to vote. You will no longer need to apply for a ballot each election.
Applying for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot for a Single Election
Printed vote-by-mail ballot applications can be found on the back cover of your Official Voter Information Guide. A letter request is also acceptable if it identifies the election for which a ballot is being requested, contains the voter’s name and signature, registered address and the mailing address for the ballot. The signature of each voter asking for a vote-by-mail ballot is required in order to compare to the voter signature on file. The voter must also sign the envelope containing the voted ballot.
Ballot Marking Device
The benefits of technology for an easy and accessible voting experience - with a paper ballot.
The Ballot Marking Device makes it easy for voters to customize the voting experience to fit their needs. Voters can access 13 languages, adjust the touch screen to a comfortable angle, change the display settings such as text size and contrast or go through the ballot using the audio headset and control pad.
Security remains a top priority for L.A. County, that’s why this device is not connected to a network or the internet. The easy-to-follow instructions can guide any voter through the voting process without the need for assistance.
Previously, voters with mobility or visual challenges were asked to go to a separate voting booth; not any more. The Ballot Marking Device provides all the accessibility features previously available and upgrades them all into one device.
In order to register to vote, a person must be:
- A citizen of the United States.
- At least 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day.
- Not found mentally incompetent by a court of law.
- You are not:
- Serving a state prison term for a felony conviction in a County jail under contract between state and local officials.
- On parole/probation for a felony conviction as a condition of your release from prison/jail.
For questions about voter registration, please contact the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650, by visiting their website: www.lavote.net, or by calling (800) 815-2666.
You may register to vote online and also check your voter registration status: https://www.lavote.net/home/voting-elections/voter-registration/register-to-vote/register
Voter registration forms are available at Claremont City Hall in the City Clerk's Office located at 207 Harvard Avenue.
Election Conducted by LA County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk
For Election Day Information, including forms, your polling location, ballot questions, and election results, please visit www.lavote.net.
If you have questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office:
- Shelley Desautels, City Clerk (909) 399-5461 email@example.com
- Jamie Costanza, Deputy City Clerk (909) 399-5463 firstname.lastname@example.org